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About Larnaca

The town of Larnaca (Larnaka) is built over the ancient city kingdom of Kition, a rich sea port and major centre of the copper trade and later a Phoenician stronghold. Its remains can be seen today in its cyclopean walls made of giant blocks of stone and a complex of 12th century BC Mycenaean Greek temples. It is located on Cyprus' southernmost coast and is the countries third largest city and home to the second largest commercial port. Larnaca's International Airport is located on the fringe of the city with easy access to and from the city centre. Larnaca is an area of outstanding beauty - endowed with numerous attractions, waterfronts and scenic vistas as well as some of the islands most outstanding beaches. The city is divided into two parts namely, an older city center and a chain of hotels and restaurants along the beach, known as the 'Phinikoudes'. The nearby marina is a favourite haunt for a friendly community of local yacht owners as well as yachtsmen from all over the world.



For more information on the town of Larnaca follow these links:

Larnaca official municipality page

Larnaca on Cyprus Tourism Organisation page


Getting Around in Larnaca

Larnaca, the oldest city in Cyprus, is dependent on public transport mostly served by buses. There are three sub-divisions including night buses, rural buses and intercity buses, which are linked to the Larnaca International Airport. Zinonas operates the public transport service in Larnaca. Leoforos Athinon Avenue is the famous bus terminal from where you can easily travel to different points all over the city. Other ways of travelling include either hiring a taxi, renting a car and driving a moped. However, the city lacks fully developed rail transport.


Check below for more about attractions in Larnaca:

Historical and archaeological sites

Outdoor activities


Source of text: Larnaca city Local Travel Information and city guide

Source of video: World Travel Guide